It's Half Term! A whole week off for the kids to relax, wind down or perhaps drive you a little mad. But don't worry - our friends over at LittleBird have put together an excellent itinerary of creative things to keep you and the kids busy this week.
Whether you take them ice-skating, to the theatre or to Cass Art's very own architecure workshops, LittleBird's line-up will bring the fun into culture this week.
What's more, Cass Art has partnered with LittleBird to bring you an exclusive prize draw, where you can win £100 in art materials! Enter here before 8th March to be in with a chance of winning.
MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
PEPPA PIG AT HAMLEYS, W1B 5BT AT 9.45AM | FREE EVENT
Peppa Pig is opening Hamley’s on Regent Street at 9.45am to celebrate her new movie Peppa Pig Golden Boots. There's lots of free activities throughout the day plus a Peppa Pig treasure hunt and Meet & Greets at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT, W1J 0DA – 50% WITH LITTLEBIRD | ££ EVENT
Enjoy LittleBird’s Ripleys offer of 50% off fast track tickets this half term and treat yourselves to this unforgettable experience. Over 6 floors, 700 jaw dropping artifacts, interactive exhibits including Marvellous Mirror Maze and Laser Fun, this will be the highlight of your half term.
LittleBird Top Tip: The Southbank Centre’s Imagine Festival runs through to Sunday 22nd February offering a cornucopia of theatre, storytelling, art, dance and music for all the family; some events are ticketed, some are free with lots offering plenty of interactive fun through workshops and an array of free activities throughout.
TUESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
KIDS’ HALF TERM: ARTISTIC ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP IN ASSOCIATION WITH RIBA AT CASS ART HAMPSTEAD | FREE EVENT
NW3 1EN AT 10AM
This Artistic Architecture Workshop created by RIBA and run by Cass Art experienced staff, be inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s unique building plans and drawings, and design your own dream house.
The kids can enjoy this fantastic workshop in Cass Art Islington on Monday 16th February and Cass Art Kingston Thursday 19th February too. See more detail here.
ICE RINK AT CANARY WHARF, E14 5AB – 40% OFF WITH LITTLEBIRD | ££ EVENT
Have a great day out ice skating with the kids and save 40% off tickets with LittleBird’s Ice Rink in Canary Wharf promotion. Set against the backdrop of Canada Square this is one of the largest rinks in London, featuring a main rink and a path looping under fairy-lit trees.
LittleBird’s Top Tip: Anyway near Deptford this half term? Then don’t miss Smashfest UK - an innovative, exciting and unique new festival for all the family offering a glorious mash up of entertainment through workshops, theatre shows, music and comedy performances and lots to see and do.Taking place at Deptford Lounge and at The Albany, there is a mixture of free and ticketed events.
WEDNESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
DISCOVERY DAY: BRILLIANT BIRDS AT HYDE PARK, W2 2UH (Isis Education Centre) 11AM – 3PM | FREE EVENT
Enjoy exciting activities, uncovering and discovering the magic of nature! They include making a bird feeder, following the Bird Discovery Trail discovering facts about our feathered friend and painting a bird picture and using crafts to create your own crazy new species!
If Wednesday doesn’t work for you, this event takes place Thursday 19th February too.
JAPANESE GARDENS, BROCKWELL PARK COMMUNITY GREENHOUSES, SE24 0PA, 10.30AM – 12.30PM | ££ EVENT
Make a mini garden inspired by Japanese garden artistry and learn how to make origami blossoms to decorate it. Tickets are £5 per child and booking essential, call 07427 685714.
LittleBird Top Tip: Join the inimitable Toad, as well as his friends Ratty, Mole and Badger as Open Book transform Canning Town library, E16 4HQ at 3.30pm where the books provide the backdrop and the audience will be fully immersed in the action, in this production of Wind and the Willows. The production is touring across London libraries throughout half term and it’s absolutely free!
THURSDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
CHINESE NEW YEAR AT THE V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD,E2 9PA | FREE EVENT
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with an array of free activities and events includes make a Chinese shadow puppet, Calligraphy and ink painting, Chinese fairy tales and dance and song performances.
If you’re already busy this Thursday, you can visit the V&A Museum of Childhood anyday this half term and enjoy a whole range of Miniature Worlds activities, arts and crafts and storytelling.
THE BISCUITEERS GREAT ORMOND STREET ICING EVENT IN NOTTING HILL, W11 2ES & NORTHCOTE RD SW11 1NG | ££ EVENT
The Biscuiteers are throwing an animal themed icing party with their charity partners, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Let the kiddies enjoy jungle themed icing, face painting and storytelling from a real life park ranger at their Notting Hillor Northcote Road boutiques. Tickets are £15 (with £5 being donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital) and booking is a must, call 08704 588 358.
LittleBird Top Tip: The Science Museum has a new free exhibition just opened called Cravings: Can your food control you? Find out how the food you eat affects your body, brain and eating habits. Get to take part in unique experiments and play an interactive game Craving Commander. For half term events this February, click here and remember the Natural History Museum is round the corner and the V&A Museum is over the road.
FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
SHAUN THE SHEEP MODEL MAKING AT DEBENHAMS, W1C 1JG | FREE EVENT
Shopping on Oxford Street? Pop along to Debenhams and let the kids make their own model of Shaun the Sheep, guided by an expert Aardman model maker. Sessions take place in the restaurant at 11am, 1pm and 3pm but the advice is get there early to avoid disappointment.
YEH SHEN AT THE POLKA THEATRE, SW19 1SB AT 11AM & 2.30PM - 41% OFF WITH LITTLEBIRD | ££ EVENT
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with LittleBird’s offer of 41% off tickets for Yeh Shen – the world’s first Cinderella Story from China. A captivating tale about a young orphaned girl, her nasty stepmother and a lost shoe, the story is brought to life through puppetry and live music along with the excitement of the Chinese Spring Festival.
This LittleBird offer is available for performances from Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd February.
LittleBird Top Tip: If you’re spending the day at the Southbank Centre, pop along to Foyles Book Shop, Royal Festival Hall and Meet The Gruffalo! between 2pm – 3pm.
Want to start creating or get the kids stuck in with art? Then enter our Prize Draw with LittleBird here to be in with the chance of winning £100 in Cass Art materials.